Note: If you are a student who is interested in participating in an internship, check out some of these helpful resources provided by the Career & Professional Development Center.
What is the MUSE Internship Program?
The MUSE Internship Program offers non-academic campus offices and departments an opportunity to partner with MUSE to create and co-sponsor paid, mentored undergraduate student internships within those departments. The goal of these internships should be to provide students with professional experience, learning opportunities, and program development experience within a department on campus. At the same time, the department will benefit from having an intern around to lend a helping hand.
How to become part of the MUSE Internship Program:
Any non-academic campus department is welcome to submit a application for a MUSE Internship. Applications must clearly state the internship duties, objectives and goals, the educational and professional components, and desired qualifications of the intern. Applications must also identify a mentoring individual within the campus office who will closely guide the intern through the duration of the internship. Keep in mind the selection process is highly competitive, so thoroughness on the application is encouraged. If MUSE approves the application, we will match funding from the campus department in order to provide the intern with a salary.
MUSE Internship Details:
Typically, MUSE Interns earn $10 per hour for 10 hours per week of work. Internships last for 15 weeks during Fall and Spring semesters, and 12 weeks during Summer semester. (Note: In some cases, MUSE also supports internships with varied hours, duration, and wages–but we cannot exceed a financial contribution of $750 for Fall or Spring semesters or $600 for Summer semester.)
MUSE is generally unable to co-sponsor any internship for more than three consecutive semesters. With that in mind, campus departments should design internships to be sustainable in the long-term, beyond MUSE’s ability to match funding. A goal of this program is to provide seed funding for new internships that will then become fully funded through other sources.
As noted above, mentorship is a primary component of MUSE Internships. In order to receive co-sponsorship from MUSE, the mentor over the internship must fulfill all expectations on our Mentor Expectations list. Visit the Mentor Information Page or click here to see the full list of expectations.
Deadlines to Apply for a MUSE Internship:
All internship applications must be submitted to our office by 5:00 p.m. on the following dates:
- Deadline for Summer 2018 internships: May 4, 2018
- Deadline for Fall 2018 internships: July 27, 2018
- Deadline for Spring 2019 internships: December 14, 2018
If you have any questions, please contact Libby Henriksen at (801) 587-3172 or firstname.lastname@example.org.